NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL "GREENLEAF: GOIN' UP YONDER" TO AIR TUESDAY, JUNE 16 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
Hosted by Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Businesswoman Patti LaBelle
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air the new one-hour special 'Greenleaf: Goin' Up Yonder,' Tuesday, June 16 at 9pm ET/PT.
Hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Patti LaBelle, who played Christian motivational speaker Maxine Patterson during Season Three of 'Greenleaf,' the special celebrates the first four seasons of the landmark drama series, with a look forward to the show's fifth and final season which one week later on Tuesday, June 23 at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Featuring new interviews with series stars Merle Dandridge, Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker and Deborah Joy Winans, clips of unforgettable moments from throughout the series, as well as a sneak peek at what is to come in the new season.
"Greenleaf's" fifth and final season will premiere on Tuesday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See teaser trailer for the new season HERE.
"Greenleaf," the hit megachurch drama from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright ("Lost," "Six Feet Under") takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity - greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values - that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together. Greenleaf stars Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf; Keith David as Bishop James Greenleaf; Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf; Kim Hawthorne as Kerissa Greenleaf; Lamman Rucker as Jacob Greenleaf; and Deborah Joy Winans as Charity Greenleaf-Satterjee.
During its fourth season on OWN (Sept 3-Nov 5, 2019), "Greenleaf" was the #1 original scripted series on ad-supported cable for African American women and total viewers, and was also the #4 original scripted series on ad-supported cable for all women 25-54, leading OWN to be Tuesday night's #1 cable network among African American women, households and total viewers.
"Greenleaf" has garnered ten NAACP Image Award nominations, including wins for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2020 (Lynn Whitfield). The "Greenleaf" Soundtrack Volume Two was named Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary) by the NAACP Image Awards in 2018. The series has also been recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media's Gracie Allen Awards and by the Black Reel Awards for Television. "Greenleaf" is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright ("Lost," "Six Feet Under"), Clement Virgo ("Empire") and Kriss Turner Towner ("Black Monday").